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UW-IT Stories

Feature stories that illustrate how UW Information Technology supports the UW in various areas:

Teaching and Learning

  • Activating Teaching and Learning

At Odegaard Undergraduate Library, two innovative classrooms are combining creative spaces with technology to put students at the very center of teaching and learning. Originally published in the UW Information Technology 2014 Annual Report.

  •  Amping Up Online Education

UW Applied Mathematics Chair Nathan Kutz is passionate about online learning. His passion, coupled with innovative programs and advanced technologies, has made his department a national leader in online professional education. Originally published in the UW Information Technology 2014 Annual Report.

  • Pedagogy First

You might assume that immersing yourself for a full week in Canvas, the UW’s new learning management tool, would be strictly an exercise in technology. Originally published in the UW Information Technology 2013 Annual Report.

  • What’s the Plan?

Rahul Devanarayanan had his sights set on a challenging double degree in Civil Engineering and Community, Environment, and Planning—with the goal of finishing his studies in a timely manner. Originally published in the UW Information Technology 2013 Annual Report.

Research

  • Unfolding Nature’s Secrets

UW Professor David Baker and his team are using cutting-edge computing to unravel deep mysteries of how proteins function and unlock a world vastly different from our own. Originally published in the UW Information Technology 2014 Annual Report.

  • Defining a New Sky

If you tried to describe the southern half of the observable universe in zeroes and ones, how much data would you pile up? Originally published in the UW Information Technology 2013 Annual Report.

Business Systems

  • Seeing is Believing

There’s a graph that Chief Financial Officer Ben Robinson loves. The single image tells the story of UW’s School of Public Health. Originally published in the UW Information Technology 2013 Annual Report.

  • Taking the UW Paperless

Sometimes going paperless takes a team effort. Just ask Grant & Contract Accounting (GCA), which manages more than $1.2 billion in research grants each year. Originally published in the UW Information Technology 2014 Annual Report.

Better IT Management

  • Service Made Simple

Mick Westrick, IT Director for the Foster School of Business, understands why his customers sometimes get confused or frustrated trying to get IT services. Originally published in the UW Information Technology 2013 Annual Report.